September 2017 Maple Grove Magazine

In the September issue we're kicking it into gear with local fitness expert José Lara.

Whether it comes from a local lake or a faraway ocean, fish is one of the most popular proteins on any menu. Lighter than red meat and high in heart-healthy fats, it’s as delicious as it is versatile, at home in a soup, wrapped up in a taco or deep-fried and served alongside crispy fries.


Stand-up paddleboarding is a new fad perfect for a day out on the lake in Minnesota. Three Rivers Parks District hosts a lesson for those hoping to try the activity out at Fish Lake Regional Park.


Some tourists hold on to the memories of their travels through photographs. Rachel Arntson immortalizes her time in foreign places with tiny pieces of glass. After a recent trip to Norway, she began a landscape piece of a village setting based on a picture she snapped while there.


What would it be like to move into a home on the Anoka sand plain where potatoes were once farmed and the sun bakes the grass and everything else?


Although 17-year-old Jayzryn Thompson is involved in the National Honors Society, Spanish Honor Society, basketball, softball, the recycling club  and is also a straight “A” student at Maranatha Academy, the high school senior still makes time to help others.


Maple Grove is home to many walking paths, and therapist Jenny Reimann has decided to take advantage of that amenity.


The summer sun wanes, to be replaced by a lovely Minnesota fall, and with the approaching chill, gardening might not be the first thing on your mind.


For 43-year-old Dominican Republic native and former professional baseball player José Lara, exercise has always been a priority. Having recently opened Get It Done Fitness studio in Osseo, Lara now aims to help others get fit, too.


Five years ago, The Paint Pub opened its doors as the only business in Minnesota with its own studio inside. Now, the competition is building.


The new Grey Duck Games & Toys in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes has everything you need to have a great time like magic, board games, Kendamas and more.


A piece of Maple Grove now lies in the small border town of Sasabe, Mexico.


After moving to Maple Grove, longtime musician Paul Mazzacano created the Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble 10 years ago, teaching musicians to push to their full potential while challenging them with pieces he composes himself.


The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes welcomes the fashion-forward H & M store to their location. Offering popular designs at affordable prices makes this a one-stop shop.


High-school-aged kids from Shriners Hospital for Children and Maple Grove Link Crew danced the night away at the Shriners prom in April.


While watching a show, an audience will notice the characters and their stories. But with a closer look, each detail of the behind-the-scenes work shines.


With affordable clothing, accessories and home decor, Flaunt Accessories prioritizes a unique look for women.